Trump Scraps Obama-Era Rule on Prison Housing for Transgenders

Right before leaving office, former President Barack Obama set down guidelines mandating that prisons house inmates according to gender identity, allowing transgender men and women access to the cell blocks and bathrooms of their choice.

President Trump has now totally reversed these guidelines in the wake of a lawsuit brought by four biological women prisoners in the state of Texas who made it abundantly clear in court that having biological men sharing their cell and bathroom constituted cruel and unusual punishment as well as a violation of their bodily rights.

The new guidelines published by the Bureau of Prisons makes it clear that all prisoners will now be housed according to biological gender rather than gender identity. What is more, the rules regarding hormone and medical treatment for transgender individuals have been rewritten to note that medical treatment directly related to changing sex would only be available if absolutely necessary.

The Bureau of Prisons will now be responsible to make final decisions regarding hormone therapies, and gender transition services provided to any transgender individual in prison. The new guidelines also end former President Obama’s policy stating that a transgender persons’ gender identity must be taken into account when prison officials conduct searches, supply undergarments, and use pronouns to describe the individual in question.

Furthermore, it is important to note that the President has also changed the stated purpose of the Transgender Offender Manual itself. When Barack Obama was president, the stated purpose of the manual was to identify, track and provide services to transgender inmates. A new clause has been added to note that the identifying, tracking and provision of services to the transgender population should be consistent with maintaining security and good order in federal prisons.

Naturally, the move has sparked a backlash from those who think that a quarter of one percent of the prison population has the right to trample on the rights and concerns of the overwhelming majority. Mainstream news media headlines screamed that President Trump has rolled back prison rules that protect transgender inmates.

LGBT activists howled that the president is attempting to violate an inhumane agenda, and is encouraging prisons to violate federal law. However, as a spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons recently noted, the policy change allows the Bureau to consider the needs of all prison inmates rather than prioritizing those who identify as transgender. Under the new guidelines, prisons can create a balanced, safe atmosphere for all prisons while taking the needs of those who have suffered trauma and/or have specific privacy concerns into account on a case-by-case basis.

The revised guidelines do make allowances for an inmate to be assigned to a facility identifying with his or her chosen gender if the inmate in question has made a great deal of progress towards transitioning, and the progress can be substantiated by medical and mental health records. Prison wardens can also make recommendations regarding the movement of a transgender individual to the facility of his or her choice.

While the move to house prisoners according to biological sex rather than gender identity is sure to generate a great deal of controversy for some time to come, there are many both inside and outside of prison who are sure to agree with the move. The prison system does face challenges, and has fallen short in protecting both transgender and cisgender inmates from sexual assault; clearly, progress does need to be made so that those incarcerated for a crime do not have to worry about rape, assault and humiliation.

However, allowing transgender rights activists to dictate terms to the federal government is clearly not the right answer. The truth is that a small minority of the population cannot demand that the entire population willingly give in to its demands. While allowances will likely be made for some transgender inmates, the overwhelming majority of transgender individuals in the prison system will no longer be able to demand to shower and sleep with members of the opposite sex simply because they feel it is their right to do so.

~ Conservative Zone


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39 responses to “Trump Scraps Obama-Era Rule on Prison Housing for Transgenders”

    • Another page of the 4 page Legacy Thorn and SCHREDDED ….Obama may be left with nothing but an empty BINDER as his Legacy of CORRUPTION

  1. Thank you God President Trump has the guys to do this
    He should have taken out the part of medically necessary can use hormones. GOD MADE MAN MAN ANd WOMAN WOMAN

    • And just what do you know about God? How can you possibility know what God does or did? I agree with Trump, as the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few. Let’s not pretend God has any interest in what happens to a few people. You BIBLE thumpers need to get a clue.

      • The Creator cares for EVERY on of his creation regardless of who they think they are. His interest in us – ALL of us – goes to His love for His creation….

      • God does have interest in what happens to a few people, but the people themselves, through stupidity, think they can do and get what they want, but if they get assaulted and ect by other inmates then they will complain there is not enough protection for them. Well the guards can be sleeping with them or standing guard for these ones, and if they did then people would complain about the expense. There are numerous scriptures that calls these things an abomination to God, and someday you will realize that the Bible was correct and by then it will be too late to save yourselves from your eternal reward in heaven, but HELL is the other reward whether you want to believe it or not.
        God Bless Trump for taking such stands in this and trying to protect these ones also.

      • Apparently you don’t know God. To know God is to Love God. God made everything…Sun, moon, stars and they are still producing. God made this earth that we live on. He made man and he made woman. God is everywhere. God gave the earth to mankind. Are we thankful? How do we know God, that is, to accept Jesus Christ, His son as our Saviour….than you will know, other wise you will not.

  2. i am grateful to president trump for reversing this obama law, it brings greater safety to the women in prison and it shows president trump is abiding by GOD IN HEAVENS LAWS NOT OBAMAS LAWS

  3. Let them share cells with each other – if 2-4 (not sure how many per cell) identify as women, put them in the same cell.

  4. Go President Trump go. Get rid of all that crazy crap Obuma started. He hated America and did what ever he could to harm this wonderful country and her people.
    Thank you for all your hard work.

  5. Taxpayers are feed up paying for sex changes for the morons who claims they should have been born the other sex. They want to have sex change they pay for it themselves, not the federal government with tax money.

    • Exactly!!! I don’t care what they do – they need to pay for it themselves though. We don’t owe them anything.

  6. Is there any evidence that all animals have minority gay sex? Or that God deliberately made DNA that has confused biological equipment? Did Obama think that some are bi-sexual and a threat in prison to all- especially physically weak women locked up with a hulking male who claims he is just gay, not bi-sexual? Civil libertarians sure have more than their fair share of confused brains! But, Godless secular humanism is a very dangerous disease, apparently found only in our species.

  7. Thank you President Trump, for not recognizing creation.
    “God said, Let Us [Father, Son, and Holy Spirit] make mankind in Our image, after Our likeness, and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the [tame] beasts, and over all of the earth, and over everything that creeps upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; MALE and FEMALE He created them. And God blessed them, and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28 ) Amplified Bible

    • President Trump has now totally reversed these guidelines in the wake of a lawsuit brought by four biological women prisoners in the state of Texas who made it abundantly clear in court that having biological men sharing their cell and bathroom constituted cruel and unusual punishment as well as a violation of their bodily rights.
    • The new guidelines also end former President Obama’s policy stating that a transgender persons’ gender identity must be taken into account when prison officials conduct searches, supply undergarments, and use pronouns to describe the individual in question.
    • Naturally, the move has sparked a backlash from those who think that a quarter of one percent of the prison population has the right to trample on the rights and concerns of the overwhelming majority.

  8. God Bless Our President!! Finally, intelligence and common sense returns to our country! Insanity rules NO LONGER!

  9. Stick Obozo in prison with Bubba. I want to see that weasel little fag take it like the little girly-boy he is.

  10. I think bozo passed that law because he felt “close” to them. Who knows, maybe he was thinking of doing it himself because him (she) and Michael (him) have dilemmas about who the ‘man’ of the house was… or who the ‘man’ was in their sex life. The smug squirrelly piece of EXTREMELY stinking garbage is an insult to my eyes and ears.

  11. Finally, someone has said it. A small segment of the population can not force their views on the rest of the people. So why do we have all of politically correct language, it is all bull s***. We need to necognize it for what it is and not go along with it. I myself refuse to use any of the stupid he, she or she-it that the progressives have come up with. It has always been one way and I for one don’t think it is right for the few force the many to go along with their dumb ideas. I guess in is being taken up be the feel good people that liked Obama. He did not like to stand up for our country and his followers and they do not want do something that would hurt feelings so they could be rolled over. We must stand up for ourselves, President Trump has shown us the way be not using this stupid inclusive language, we need to follow his lead.

  12. go forth my minions and fight to the death for me , since we are equal; and i know you dont have the money i have and i sell out to the russians but it doesnt matter since am white so go my minions and fight and remember if you die you die fighting for me, so thats a big deal in your sorry lives my miniions.

  13. Obama and his kind are sick, twisted, Atheists!
    You can’t fight for rights that the Bible calls an abomination and claim to be a Christian! There is only one way to enter heaven, and that is through Jesus!
    You can’t vote for Obama’s kind, and go to Heaven! The DNC is a criminal organization and their legislation gives the green-light to murder 300,000 innocent babies per year!
    Do you actually think God, will welcome people who vote for DNC politicians? You, by voting DNC, are doing Satan’s work!
    Jesus said “suffer the little children to come unto me” Jesus loves children, those who do harm to children will face Gods wrath! So you get all dolled-up, you go to church on Sunday, you sing, and praise God, then you go right back to serving satan!
    “You can’t serve two, masters!” and “A house divided cannot stand!”

  14. Jesus said “What you do to the least, of these, you do unto me!” What do you think he meant by the least, of these? God said, “I knew you in the womb!” You, me, and everyone of us, God Knew in the womb! He still knows them in the womb, so when a butcher, carves-up, an infant growing in the mother’s womb, you are carving up God!
    The United States of America is doomed, because abortion isn’t just allowed, but obama sent teams around the world, to promote the murder of innocent babies! Sick!

  15. We The People, are going to have to act, to rid this nation of Obama, and his administration, Soros, the DNC, and the LGBT!
    A couple of domestic-terrorists are responsible for Obama! Bill Ayers, and Bernadine Dorn, it was in their home that the obama Presidency was born!
    Then obama hires an ex SLA member, Eric Holder, to be Attorney General. The SLA was a 1970’s Domestic terror group, Symbionese Liberation Army, remember the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, and the armed bank robberies?
    Eric Holder, and James Kilgore! It’s no coincident,Obama’s mother was a cult member, a promoter of communism, and a lust for the dark skinned African men!
    What the obama Presidency was, was an attempt to overthrow America, and these same people, Comey, Mueller, Holder, Kerry, HRC, Valerie Jarrett, Van Jones, Susan Rice, Ayers, Dorn, Kilgore Soros, Obama, Ellison, Harris, and many, more are fighting President Trump! We must take the fight to these low-life, hood rats, and communists! It’s our, country to lose! If they succeed, we will never recover!

  16. Our Constitution is the law of the land, here in America! This is the greatest Country on earth, besides, Israel. Israel is the home of Gods chosen people, they are our best ally, and God, said “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you!” So keep that in mind before you join the Atheists, and the DNC, in bashing Israel. God, told the Israelites to kill all of the people, occupying the land he gave Israel, but they did not do as he said, they kept some to be servants! Now, the Gaza Strip, is a constant area of attacks on Israel, descendants of the people God, said to kill.

  17. If anyone, tries to change America from a free society, to a dictatorship, they are fools. Do you see masses of people flooding into Pakistan, Iran, Syria, China, North Korea? No, why?
    Because they want to come to America, to be free! Obama, Holder, Soros, Kerry, Pelosi, and Schumer, want a dictatorship!
    That doesn’t make any sense! The DNC politicians are hypocrites, liars, Thievs, and murderers! You see, every politician swears an oath to protect, and abide by the Constitution! Judges, policemen, as well. These oaths mean something, and when you try to tamper-with, change, ignore, you are committing treason!
    All DNC politicians are scum! The DNC has ruined America! Every one of them should have a price on their head!

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